Class Name: Raider (or Blood Raider, Blood Corsair)
Archetype style: Fast Dual wielder Melee/Ranged Class (Hybrid Class)
A new class designed to use a new type of weapon, Katars (I know it's almost as fist weapons keep reading for explanation), a combination between the effects and characteristics of daggers and fist weapons, this new two-handed weapon will help you hold multiple knives in each hand (not just one (mostly an opportunity for designers to create some good looking and stylished weapons)), the new weapon will be the fastest and ligthier, they can also dual wield swords and daggers and even use a bow for range purposes and the use of specific skills, in order to deal the fastest damage possible they wear light armors.
-Slash: Deadly Katar attack for 80-90% damage of the main weapon that reduces enemy's defense by 20% for 1 minute.
-Dance of the knives/Dancing knives: Become a tornado of destruction spinning and dealing for 80% damage of your main weapon (Katar required) to all the enemies around you for 10 seconds, has a 15% chance to last 20 seconds and deal 100% damage of your main weapon.
-Unexpected/Sudden Death (Passive): Gain a bonus based on the weapon type of your main hand weapon:
Katar: 10% increased damage and 5% increased attack speed
Swords/daggers: 45% increased critical hit damge and 5% increased critical hit chance, when you dual wield swords or daggers the critical hit chance increases by 10% but you no longer receive and increased critical hit damage.
Bow: 5% increased attack speed and 5% increased hit chance.
-Treacherous blow (Passive): If you spend more than 1 minute without attacking, when wielding Katars your weapon can't be seen by other players, when dealing damage your weapon becomes visible and your first attack has a 100% chance of dealing a critical hit, if you receive damage you counterattack with a critical hit.
Will try to add more skills...
Known for others as treacherous bad-manners pirates, the biggest crew of raiders belonged to Captain Coldfir "Bloody Hands" Ravendare, known by every citizen in every town close to the seas, feared by all for their deadly skills and their huge number, yet they never dared to sail into deep sea for the legends every sailor knew, they respected their leaders and superiors and honored their members who would die in battle, they don't fear dead and embrace death with some kind of joy in their face, for several years no one ever dared to betray Captain Coldfir, they are loyal only to their own crew.
Their company seemed to grow endlessly until the day diablo minions attacked, the seas became a nightmare and the huge feared number of raiders decreased rapidly, every boat owned by the company became wreckage under the cold waters where the battle had place, except for one last ship, the Captain's ship, it resisted every attack against them, until the horrible creature (probably a new boss in the expansion) appeared, bigger than a whale, more deadly than a shark and probably as evil as the one who created it (Diablo), every member of Coldfir's crew looked at their Captain's bravery when he tried to face the horrible creature and sacrifice himself for the safety of their crew, after watching their Captain, every single person aboard grabbed their weapons and fought the creatures back to the hell they came from, the minions returned to the deep seas and the ship barely managed to reach the shore, now without a captain only a few remain, they are not scared of what's coming and they swear the death of most of their members won't be in vain, using the skills they learned while in service they will now venture into the lands of Sanctuary to avenge their fallen comrades, kill every demonic creature that appears in their way to execute the creature that murdered their captain and obliterated their crew, as well as the creator and leader of the demonic forces, separating and following different paths their live under the same one law, only and always respect the memory of those who died for the lifes of the Raiders.
Notes and inspirations:
Big part of the lore came from H. P. Lovecraft stories (Cthulhu and related stories were a big inspiration) and classic horror movies as well as classic and modern adventure movies (specially those related to travels on the seas and/or pirates/corsairs), also some ideas for the skills came from playing other MMORPG and maybe other videogames, of course I tried to be the most original possible with the names and sticking to the way of naming skills in Diablo 3, even though Blood Raiders sounds similar to Blood Elves I didn't take the name from Warcraft 3 or WoW (that's why the main name is without Blood, altough Blood sounds nice in my opinion, I'll try to think other names), Elves started using Blood because of the blood of their brothers, I use Blood to represent their thirst and joy for blood and killing
I'll try to add more and correct spelling mistakes as soon as I find some, english is not my main...
Edited by DemonicLink, 14 January 2013 - 11:47 PM.